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Day 4 recap: Serbia confirmed as Klatovy winners, Slovenia overcome Bulgaria for Sofia title

MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA U18 Women's European Challengers resumed for their penultimate day on Saturday with Serbia and Slovenia becoming the first teams to clinch titles with four other teams in contention to complete a perfect week tomorrow.

Headlines:

- Hosts Latvia halt Portugal in Riga, Croatia lead the way
- Serbia have top spot confirmed in Klatovy as hosts stun Turkey
- Unbeaten France, Spain set title decider in Heraklion
- Slovenia overcome Bulgaria to win Sofia Challenger
- Cyprus, Malta to meet in Andorra la Vella Final

Day 4 Standout Performers:

Riga: Nika Lokica (CRO) - 17 PTS / 2 STL / 88% FG
Klatovy: Juste Jocyte (LTU) - 30 PTS / 10 REB / 8 AST / 6 STL
Klatovy: Nevena Rosic (SRB) - 22 PTS / 4 AST / 3 STL
Heraklion: Maia Hirsch (FRA) - 15 PTS / 12 REB / 3 BLK
Sofia: Zala Srot (SLO) - 16 PTS / 20 REB / 3 BLK
Sofia: Brikena Mucenji (ALB) - 23 PTS / 5 REB / 7 AST / 5 STL
Andorra la Vella: Panagiota Kyriakou (CYP) - 19 PTS / 8 REB / 3 AST / 3 STL
Andorra la Vella: Marie Buhagiar (MLT) - 24 PTS / 7 REB / 4 STL


Riga Challenger:

Group A

12/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 CRO Croatia 4 4 0 100 307 231 76 76.8 57.8 8
2 LAT Latvia 4 3 1 75.0 238 224 14 59.5 56 7
3 POR Portugal 4 3 1 75.0 262 208 54 65.5 52 7
4 GER Germany 4 1 3 25.0 237 260 -23 59.2 65 5
5 RUS Russia 4 1 3 25.0 255 246 9 63.8 61.5 5
6 ROU Romania 4 0 4 0 190 320 -130 47.5 80 4

Gameday 4 results: Latvia recorded their third successive win as they inflicted a first loss on Portugal with a big second quarter in their 56-48 triumph. The two sides now sit at 3-1 behind leaders Croatia, who stayed unbeaten by brushing aside Romania in an 88-49 victory with Nika Rodek dishing 10 assists. Meanwhile, Germany held off a late fightback from Russia to earn a 64-60 success for their first win of the week.

Klatovy Challenger:

Group B

12/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 SRB Serbia 4 4 0 100 276 182 94 69 45.5 8
2 LTU Lithuania 4 3 1 75.0 284 241 43 71 60.2 7
3 CZE Czech Republic 4 2 2 50.0 227 247 -20 56.8 61.8 6
4 TUR Turkey 4 2 2 50.0 241 233 8 60.2 58.2 6
5 HUN Hungary 4 1 3 25.0 232 235 -3 58 58.8 5
6 IRL Ireland 4 0 4 0 201 323 -122 50.2 80.8 4

Gameday 4 results: Serbia continued their strong form with a comprehensive 90-47 win over Ireland behind a 22-point display from Nevena Rosic. Top spot was confirmed as Czech Republic stunned Turkey in a dramatic 60-59 victory with Anna Chroma netting back-to-back baskets down the stretch. Lithuania now sit in second spot after they edged out Hungary, 75-71, with Juste Jocyte nearing a triple-double with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists as well as 6 steals.

Heraklion Challenger:

Group C

12/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 FRA France 4 4 0 100 319 148 171 79.8 37 8
2 ESP Spain 4 4 0 100 265 164 101 66.2 41 8
3 POL Poland 4 2 2 50.0 211 242 -31 52.8 60.5 6
4 ISR Israel 4 1 3 25.0 225 280 -55 56.2 70 5
5 GRE Greece 4 1 3 25.0 158 256 -98 39.5 64 5
6 SVK Slovakia 4 0 4 0 198 286 -88 49.5 71.5 4

Gameday 4 results: France and Spain continued their collision course for the Challenger title in Heraklion. Both moved to 4-0 with France easing to an impressive 83-36 win over Poland as Maia Hirsch posted 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Spain enjoyed a 69-38 victory against Greece. There was also a first win for Israel as they survived a fourth quarter fightback with a strong finish to beat Slovakia, 76-64.

Sofia Challenger:

Group D

12/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 SLO Slovenia 4 4 0 100 302 128 174 75.5 32 8
2 BUL Bulgaria 4 3 1 75.0 252 223 29 63 55.8 7
3 SUI Switzerland 4 2 2 50.0 218 234 -16 54.5 58.5 6
4 UKR Ukraine 4 2 2 50.0 268 215 53 67 53.8 6
5 MKD North Macedonia 4 1 3 25.0 190 270 -80 47.5 67.5 5
6 ALB Albania 4 0 4 0 152 312 -160 38 78 4

Gameday 4 results: Slovenia secured the title in Sofia as they prevailed in the decider against Bulgaria with Zala Srot dominating the glass with 20 rebounds and 16 points in the crucial 59-51 triumph. Earlier, Switzerland outlasted Ukraine in a 58-55 overtime thriller with 15 points apiece for Enza Germanier and Stephanie Martinez, while North Macedonia snapped their losing run by beating Albania, 61-49.

Andorra la Vella Challenger:

Gameday 4 results: Cyprus powered into the Final as they repeated their opening day victory over Andorra by hitting the century mark once more in winning 100-26. Panagiota Kyriakou led the way with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals with her side next facing Malta on Sunday after they defeated Moldova 69-46 behind a game-high 24 points from Marie Buhagiar.

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